Look out guys – the women could be after your job!
Interpine Forestry, Rotorua, is receiving plenty of interest from women wanting to use the new Timbertech computerised log-making gear.
The company receives funding and assistance from Forest Industries Training to run courses on using the new tool. Three women attended the first course of its type earlier this year. Tony Hutchison, tutor for IPF, says women are reliable and give attention to detail, which is very important in this work. “Most of them have children so they know how to organise. I have spoken to contractors and they agree women can be very good at this job.”
Tony already has 30 names on the waiting list for this year’s course. Most have either been in training, unemployed or looking for a change of work. Using the Timbertech tool is ideal for anyone who has some technical ability such as computing, is good with their hands and enjoys working outside. Tony Hutchison’s phone number at Interpine Forestry is 07 348 3426